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Odd behavior (related to suspend()/resume() ?)

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Fri Dec 2 11:59:33 1994 )

From: brandon@avon.declab.usu.edu
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
Cc: tcd@tiny.mcs.usu.edu
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 94 09:57:14 -0700

I recently upgraded .read() in the Cold Dark to use suspend() and resume().
Immediately thereafter odd behavior began.  The reason for this post
is I have no idea what could be happening.  The problem _could_ be in my
db, but it could also be with what suspend() actually effects.  I have only
noticed the problem when pasting a series of methods (i.e. each one begins
with a suspend() and ends with a resume()).  The problem will crop up on
about the 3rd/4rth + methods.  What it does is simply skip the first ~1-5
lines of the method, 'sending' them to the parser after the .read() method
was resumed.  However Jeff has noticed it one just one method, when using
/paste (/quote) in vt.  For instance, the sequencing:

line:     @program ...
parsing:  .read() is called, suspending task while next lines are read
line:     arg ...
parsing:  (never seen)
line:     ...
parsing:  (never seen)
line:     code
parsing:  added to list of read lines
line:     code
parsing:  added to list of read lines
line:     .
parsing:  .read() completes, resuming the task()
parsing:  arg ... (appears here)
parsing:  ...  (appears here)

As an example, I inserted a debug into parse_line on $user.  The first bit
represents whether or not the input parser is in the user's parser stack:

Method @pasted in:

@program .xxx
  arg xxx;
  if ($xxx != this())
      throw(~perm, "xxx");
  sender().tell("xxx random lines");
  sender().tell("xxx second random line");
  sender().tell("xxx random statement");

Debug output:

 debug: 0 @program .xxx
-- Enter text for $brandon.xxx --
 debug: 1   
 debug: 1   if ($xxx != this())
 debug: 1       throw(~perm, "xxx");
 debug: 1   sender().tell("xxx random lines");
 debug: 1   sender().tell("xxx second random line");
 debug: 1   sender().tell("xxx random statement");
 debug: 1 .
Method compiled.
 debug: 0   arg xxx;
I don't understand "  arg xxx;".

Anybody have an idea what could be going on?  The number of lines it holds
off on parsing is nearly random.

-Brandon (Lynx@the Cold Dark (telnet://recumbent.declab.usu.edu:1138))-